What Does It Mean to Belong to a Community?
Being part of a community is an essential need for all of us. It is a place where we find others who share common ground, where our values and identities are reflected. Community is also a place where we are supported and thrive. Join facilitator Chi Mei Tam in this conversation to explore what it means to be part of a community. What does it looks like when community shows up for you and vice versa? How does it work? To what extent are shared values and identities in our community enough or not enough to help us thrive?
Chi Mei Tam | Oakland
Chi Mei Tam is an intersex, genderqueer, Chinese American immigrant who grew up in a working-class immigrant family in Oakland, CA. They are passionate about the intersections between queerness, race, and class. Their life’s journey has led them to both the for-profit and nonprofit worlds, and they have both business enterprise and progressive activism experience. They moved to Southern Oregon in 2014 with a dream-vision to establish a rural healing land space for queer, trans, and intersex people of color (QTIPOC). They are the founder of EarthRoots, a forty-acre land space for QTIPOC to do individual and collective healing and wellness work in Myrtle Creek, OR.